New Zealand lifts NESPRESSO Youth International Match Cup

George Anyon, 20, representing the Youth Training Program of the Royal New Zealand Yacht, with his team of Josh Wijohn, Patrick Haybittle and Logan Andresen, has won NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup.
George Anyon beat Murray Jones of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 2-1 in the best of 3 series. The Race Committee had to cut-short the racing today after no winds forced the crews to stay at docks till after lunch. The racing between Anyon and Jones was quite close all through the regatta and at the last start either team might have walked away with the victory.
In the fight of the wills, Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s William Eastman won the third spot from William Dargaville. Anyon called the win today as down to the boat handling, keeping it effective and very simple big thanks to the team coach as well as graduate of Youth Training Programme Chris Steele.
Wijohn, Andresen and Anyon also won Centerport Youth International Regatta previous weekend, but Anyon appeared apprehensive that they would be able to take 3 victories in 3 weeks with Red Bull Foiling Generation arranged at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next week.

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Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Phuket has been called as a popular selection for launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be arranged by Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The place for the new yacht event, programmed for this year’s end has been narrowed down to Pattaya and Phuket, said Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

This would give soe exposure for yacht makers same to what car makers are handed during Motor Expo, explained Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. Yacht makers could exhibit their luxurious, new models at the program, and this would serve help to promote yacht tourism in Thailand, added he.

MOTS Phuket office’s deputy director Ratchadaporn Pattana told the Phuket Gazette this morning that he believes that Phuket is all set for this. Located on the Andaman coast, they have suitable marinas for this kind of event. If Phuket is selected as a place for yacht show, this would be more than helpful to the province, as it keeps itself to be an important port of call for yachts across the area. He told that along with this, they would attract more and more quality travelers, who would have higher per-capita expenditure in Phuket. Continue reading Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race

Sir Robin Knox Johnston finished third in Route du Rhume transatlantic race on 22nd November. Sir Johnston’s current age is 75 and he is the oldest competitor in the race that spanned over three thousand miles.

Sir Johnston became the first to sail around the world solo without stopping 45 years ago. He currently has five grandsons. The race started from France and ended at Caribbean. Sir Johnston said that he felt euphoric after getting the third place in the race. Sir Johnston sailed in the race in his Grey Power Open 60 Yacht. Sir Johnston is the founder of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. He finished the race on Saturday after being at sea for more than twenty days. He last participated in this race in the year 1982 where he finished 14th. Continue reading Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race

Royal Navy Of Britain To Experience The Best Ever America Cup

Ben Ainslie, one of the greatest faces of British Sailing addressed to his fans and said that they should be ready to experience something they have never seen before after Portsmouth announced that they were to host two preparation races for America Cup 2017.

Portsmouth is the home of Royal Navy of Britain and will host the events of America’s Cup World Series in July 2015 and 2016. All these events are going to have a budget of £60million to the south coast city of England.

Ainslie chose his own team to base. His team is the Ben Ainslie Racing and is in Portsmouth to prepare them to challenge the owners of the Oracle Team USA in 2017 for the America’s cup. Ainslie said that the last of the ACWS was a real turner of the game and racing while sailing has been very entertaining to the crowns that were drawn towards it more and more. The new yachts are going to be way faster and exciting than the previous ones. They promise to give the crown an experience like never before when they come to cheer for them.

The deputy chairman of London Olympic 2012 organizing committee Keith Mills said that he is passionate to bring every world class sports event to Britain and he is very delighted as the America’s Cup World Series will be held in Portsmouth. He is also the founder of TEAMORIGIN Events that will be managing the races in Portsmouth. The event is not only a speculation. This will bring forth Portsmouth, Great Britain and South Coast out on the global platform and this will benefit the city economically as well as the sponsors.

America’s Cup started way back in 1851 but no there has never been a British team as winner of this oldest trophy in international sport.